Mumbai bound Vande Bharat Expres train hit by bull, nose cone damaged

A bull runover incident occured today at 8:17 am near Atul in the Mumbai Central division with a passing Vande Bharat train. The train was travelling from Gandhinagar to Mumbai Central.

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According to Indian Railways, a bull runover incident occured today at 8:17 am near Atul in the Mumbai Central division with a passing Vande Bharat train. The train was travelling from Gandhinagar to Mumbai Central. The train was stopped after the incident for roughly fifteen minutes.

This semi-high speed train has been involved in three such incidents so far this month. The official reported that the incident happened about 8:20 am. In close proximity to Atul railway station, a train struck livestock that had entered the track.

The Indian Railways said, “There is no damage to the train, except damage on nose cone cover of front coach i.e Driver coach. The train is running smoothly. This will be attended to at the earliest”.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched off the third service in the Vande Bharat series—an indigenously designed and built semi-high speed train—on September 30 from Gandhinagar Capital, and the commercial run began the next day.

On October 6, this train travelling from Mumbai to Gandhinagar struck four buffaloes between the Gujarati railroad stations of Vatva and Maninagar, killing them. The damage required an overnight replacement of its nose panel. The following day, on October 7, a second occurrence of this kind happened when a train travelling to Mumbai struck a cow near Anand in Gujarat.